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Montavilla Jazz Festival Starts Friday

Starting this Friday, August 19th, the annual Montavilla Jazz Festival returns with in-person music performances. The three-day festival showcases emerging and established Portland jazz artists in four venues. Tickets are on sale now, with select shows live-streamed from the Portland Metro Arts stage.

Venue tickets range from $5-35 per concert, sold through tickettomato.com. Event organizers offer discounts for advance purchases, students, and Arts for All eligible patrons. However, reduced pricing is only available for some concerts. A limited quantity of day passes for Portland Metro Arts performances on Saturday and Sunday cost $50-60, and all-access festival passes are available for $155-185. Event staff will stream the six concerts at Portland Metro Arts for free on the montavillajazz.org website with a suggested donation amount.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Montavilla Jazz relies on local business support, donors, and volunteers. Those contributions, along with ticket sales and support from other organizations, make the annual arts event possible. The Montavilla Jazz Festival is presented this year by OnPoint Community Credit Union, Mr. Plywood, and The Skanner News.

This weekend’s shows will provide a unique opportunity to experience some of Portland’s favorite jazz musicians. This exhibition continues to grow each year, working towards a large celebration in 2023. A recent investment of $18,730 from the Oregon Cultural Trust will support a considerable portion of next year’s event, including the Montavilla Jazz Festival’s 10th-anniversary concert at Mt Tabor park. Participating in this year’s concerts will help grow the organization and ensure the 10th anniversary is a huge success. 


Friday 8/19

Saturday 8/20

Sunday 8/21

Alberta Rose Theatre is located at 3000 NE Alberta Street. Portland Metro Arts is at 9003 SE Stark Street. The 1905 venue is located at 830 N Shaver Street, and Vino Veritas Wine Bar and Bottle Shop is in downtown Montavilla at 7835 SE Stark Street.


Images courtesy of Montavilla Jazz

Montavilla Jazz Festival 2021

The eighth annual Montavilla Jazz Festival returns this year as a three-day hybrid event. Attendees can participate in live-streamed concerts by local artists and view the premiere screening of Call + Response. Unlike previous years, the festival is free to view online or at designated screening locations.

Farnell Newton headlines this year’s Montavilla Jazz Festival, running from August 20th to the 22nd. Performances held at Portland Metro Arts will live stream to select locations in Montavilla and around Portland. Limited in-person tickets are available through Ticket Tomato.

This year more jazz fans have an opportunity to participate in the annual event, as the hybrid nature makes it infinitely accessible to all interested Portlanders. This long-running tradition supports and strengthens local music culture, enriching the community by showcasing the best of Portland jazz. This year, both enthusiastic fans and casual appreciators of music can take part in the celebration. Review the schedule below for more information and to plan your attendance.

Friday, August 20th

9:00 – Montavilla Jazz Film Night

Call + Response plus Blue Cranes film premieres screening outdoors at Portland Art Museum Courtyard
Links: Project pageFacebook event


Saturday, August 21st

4:00 – Ryan Meagher: AftEarth

Lineup: Ryan Meagher, guitar and compositions; Tim Willcox, tenor sax; Andrew Jones, bass; Charlie Doggett, drums; Tina Granzo, drawings and animations.
Links: Artist pageFacebook eventwatch this show! Limited in-person tickets available here

5:30 – Call + Response (film)

Participants: Micah Hummel, music + Jeff Oliver, film; Noah Simpson, music + Shilpa Sunthankar, film; Idit Shner, music + Deejuliano Scott, film.
Links: Project pageFacebook eventwatch this show!

7:00 – Rebecca Sanborn

Lineup: Rebecca Sanborn, voice and compositions; Randy Porter, piano; Jon Shaw, bass; Ji Tanzer, drums
Links: Artist pageFacebook eventwatch this show! Limited in-person tickets available here


Sunday, August 22nd

4:00 – George Colligan: Fredson the Jeffy

Lineup: George Colligan, piano and compositions; Lisa Lipton, clarinet; Micah Hummel, drums.
Links: Artist pageFacebook eventwatch this show! Limited in-person tickets available here

5:30 – Call + Response (film)

Participants: Micah Hummel, music + Jeff Oliver, film; Noah Simpson, music + Shilpa Sunthankar, film; Idit Shner, music + Deejuliano Scott, film.
Links: Project pageFacebook eventwatch this show!

7:00 – Farnell Newton Quintet

Lineup: Farnell Newton, trumpet and compositions; Kyle Molitor, trombone; Ryan Meagher, guitar; George Colligan, organ; Andres Moreno, drums.
Links: Artist pageFacebook eventwatch this show! Limited in-person tickets available here